11/24/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama's Senate Replacement Contenders

No matter who wins the White House, somebody's leaving the Senate.

Should the Democratic ticket win, Illinois and Delaware are in for replacement senators. If the Republicans win, Arizona gets a new senator and Alaska gets a new governor.

Either way, for a short, intense period, single-state politics will be in the national spotlight as fill-ins are chosen to serve in the Senate until the 2010 election.

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